First Anniversary Gift Ideas
Anniversaries are occasions to celebrate togetherness, love,
trust and unity. The first anniversary is also a time to
celebrate surviving that first critical year - which is often
toted as the most difficult time in a marriage. There are many
adjustments that need to be made and lots of kinks that need to
be worked out. So if you know a couple that is about to
celebrate this extraordinary milestone, congratulate their
success and achievement with a special gift. Anniversaries have
historically been associated with gifts made from various
materials including polished metals and precious stones.
Traditionally, the first anniversary has been symbolized by
paper. Today, it is also marked by the gift of clocks. Henry Van
Dyke wrote, "For those who love, time is eternity." If you are
in need of further inspiration, trying sending your friends or
family congratulations and warm wishes with one of these
wonderful first anniversary gift ideas:
Framed Newspaper from the Day they were Married: Finding the
perfect paper gift is easier than it sounds. Unlike other
anniversary gifts, paper allows you to be extremely flexible and
inventive! One idea is to have the front page of the newspaper
from the day they were married custom framed in wood or metal.
It makes a wonderful keepsake gift that will be cherished for
years to come.
A Special Book: If the couple enjoys reading books about
history, travel or science, or if they are both avid Stephen
King, John Grisham or Michael Crichton fans, how about giving
them a hardcover version that they can read together over and
over again. Other ideas are to pick up a coffee table book that
humorously illustrates the first anniversary or the various
facets of marriage, or buy a few books that talk about special
places that they might like to visit.
Tickets to an Event: Here's some paper that will not go to
waste! Give them the ultimate first anniversary gift of fun and
entertainment. Pick up a couple of tickets to a seasonal,
musical or sporting event that they'll both enjoy. Just place
them inside a nice card for giving purposes.
Antique Clock: Show them that love is timeless with the gift of
an antique clock. Look for wrought iron indoor/outdoor clocks,
cuckoo clocks, mantle clocks and dial quartz wall clocks. Make
sure to research the authenticity of a piece before making a
Gift of Time: Interpret clocks to mean watches, calendars,
traditional clocks or the gift of time. If the couple already
has children, offer to baby-sit the kids for them while they go
out to dinner or get away for a weekend. It's a wonderful
gesture that makes a perfect first anniversary gift.